Estimating Manager

Estimating Burlingame, California



North American Regional Headquarters


577 Airport Boulevard, Suite 600

Burlingame, CA 94010



Estimate Manager (Heavy Civil)

Reports to:

Director, Estimating


Senior Estimators



OBAYASHI CORPORATION is seeking qualified candidates with experience in Heavy Civil Estimating including: tunnels, bridge, highway, rail/transportation infrastructure, water and wastewater projects.  Position is based in our North American Regional Headquarters in Burlingame, California.



  • Responsible for leading, directing, and advising our estimating team.
  • Overseeing procedures, processes, techniques and personnel decisions for estimate team on pursuits.
  • Review project plans, specifications, estimating scopes and pricing prepared by estimating team.
  • Prepares conceptual budgets (greensheet estimate) based on minimal information; from experience, historical data and parametric estimating ratios.
  • Manage and lead development of means and methods planning and design developments for project pursuits.
  • Develop and delivery joint venture bid instructions for joint venture pursuits and coordinate with joint venture partners as required during bidding phase.
  • Responsible for estimates and leading bid reviews with the estimating team and executives.
  • Identify pursuit risk issues, the order of magnitude impacts and overall risk register.
  • Development of subcontract scope package, solicitation of subcontractor/supplier information, pricing, and evaluation subcontractor/supplier estimates/quotes and proposals.
  • Manage prequal documents, bid packages, deliverables and bid tab submission in bidding.
  • Oversee analysis of past performance on projects and establish estimating standards for future estimates.
  • Creating and managing bid reports, review and analysis.
  • Manage estimating processes, procedures and estimating staff training.
  • Maintain and update estimating data bases for labor, materials and equipment.
  • Consult with Clients, subcontractors, and supplier and work with the project transition and operations team on successful bids.
  • Assist Project Teams with pricing requirements for ongoing projects/change order pricing.
  • Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities.
  • The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to those listed above and other duties may be assigned.


Education & Work Experience:

  • Minimum of BS degree in Civil Engineering or related degree required.
  • 15+ years combined experience of estimating or project experience in Civil Engineering.
  • Knowledge of the heavy civil construction; structural works, earthworks, piping, etc.


  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software and Viewpoint Construction Software a plus.
  • Strong Computer Skills to include Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point and schedule software.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills required.
  • Attention to detail and ability to recognize discrepancies.


  • Able to work after hours, weekends and on call when needed.
  • Traveling for meetings and site visits nationwide.
  • Ability to walk and work on outdoor construction job sites.
  • Ability to carry and/or lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Onsite Project Team opportunities available on a as needed basis.


About Obayashi

Obayashi Corporation has delivered quality solutions to infrastructure challenges across the globe for more than 120 years. Founded in 1892, Obayashi is the largest Japanese Contractor, consistently ranked in the Top 20 ENR Global Contractors and is the fourth largest International Contractor conducting business in the United States. Obayashi has been operating and completing projects in the United States since 1979. Obayashi provides a full range of general contractor services in both public works and private sectors including: office buildings, residences, tunnels, highways, rail systems, bridges, artificial islands, airports and nuclear power plants. Other services include urban planning and architecture, real estate and property development, environmental, and waste services. The North American Operations consolidated revenue is over $1.2 billion in the United States and Canada.


Obayashi offers Competitive Market Salaries and Benefits Package including Medical PPO Plan, Dental DPO Plan, vision, EAP, Life Insurance & Disability and 401K Matching. Employee benefits are 100% covered by Obayashi and family coverage is covered at 80%.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Obayashi Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. The Company is committed to compliance with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in Company operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and coworkers.


To comply with applicable laws ensuring equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, the Company will make reasonable accommodations for the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or an employee unless undue hardship would result. If you need an accommodation to complete the application process please contact the Human Resources Department.

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